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Old 9th April 2013, 23:28   #376
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Looks like 0-100 of 5 seconds .. with a mis-shift!!

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Looks like 0-100 of 5 seconds .. with a mis-shift!!
This is much better than the 7 seconds I was expecting.

0-100 :5.1seconds
0-120 :77.7seconds
0-140 :13.6 seconds.

Also, you might want to see this to have a look at the bike, with ABS, by the way



This video was posted on the 9th of April, so I am guessing they should launch it in India today as well. Keep your fingers crossed.

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I like the sound of the Duke 390's engine in the video. Not that I like the sound of the Duke 200 any less, because it is addictive
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I like the sound of the Duke 390's engine in the video. Not that I like the sound of the Duke 200 any less, because it is addictive
I think the real sound of the engine is muffled because of the GoPro or whatever recording device they are using.

I wouldn't go by that sound in the video.
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I've just spoken with KTM, Manager, Adyar, Chennai.
He told, KTM Duke 390 will be launched only by June 2013.
Today they are launching Kawasaki Ninja 300 and already some consignment with Green and whiite has come and is in Display.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 - Ex.Showroom - Rs. 3.6 Lakhs (OTR 4.25 lakhs) approx.
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Though now, I am pretty confused as to how the wind dynamics actually work. some say the Fairing cuts through the air as well.
A fairing is designed for aerodynamics in the direction of motion - i.e. moving forward into the wind.

A cross wind hits you from the side. There the fairing acts like a sail, providing increased surface area for the wind to buffet.

Anyways, no matter how heavy your bike, even a big Harley, if the cross winds are strong enough, you will need to slow down and exert and compensate against the direction of the wind. Its nature.

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3. I did hear of a few people who ended up with scratches on their lower side of the fairing on their CBR while riding to leh.
KTM Duke 390 - 375cc, 45 PS, 150 kg-20130406_173210.jpg

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This is the "effective" ground clearance of a Ninja 300. Yes you can thread your way gingerly avoiding small rocks and even medium deep troughs and depressions, but would it be any fun?

Ride the bike normally, and you would be coming back with zero scratches to show for your efforts.

Why?

Because you left the lower part of your fairing somewhere up there .....

P.S. Please no "sir" buddy.
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All the discussions/ videos etc are fine but where is the real thing??? Looks like all the halla about 10th launch was a part of extended fools day!! Emotional atyachaar. Was really looking forward this day, but the wait seems to continue.. :(
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This is the "effective" ground clearance of a Ninja 300.
Actually that front bit won't touch at most speed breakers, unless one is ridding on uneven rocks.

Because, that front end will get lifted when the wheel goes over a bump, its the middle and rear end of the fairing that would have to be worried about.

I'm playing that 390 acceleration vid again and again, still unable to believe this faster than the N650 to 100!
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Actually that front bit won't touch at most speed breakers, unless one is ridding on uneven rocks.

Because, that front end will get lifted when the wheel goes over a bump, its the middle and rear end of the fairing that would have to be worried about.
The only thing that i have managed to scrape is the underside of the rear shock absorber on really huge speed humps. But taking such speed humps at crawling speeds will not scrape the bike.
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Actually that front bit won't touch at most speed breakers, unless one is ridding on uneven rocks.

Because, that front end will get lifted when the wheel goes over a bump, its the middle and rear end of the fairing that would have to be worried about.
But then equally, this is taken on an unladen bike on the side stand. Speed breakers are not what I am worried about.

In fact, even though the Duke has good ground clearance on paper, the ridiculous pointed beak at the bottom seriously reduces the "effective" ground clearance. What the SUV guys would call the "approach angle" I guess.

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I'm playing that 390 acceleration vid again and again, still unable to believe this faster than the N650 to 100!
Yes, I've seen you getting excited everywhere. I will check it out once I am home as utube is blocked here. Good things come to those that wait!

Personally I would still feel cheated though if its not closer to 180 than 170.

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...the ridiculous pointed beak at the bottom seriously reduces the "effective" ground clearance.
Can't that beak-thingie be removed? Does it serve any practical purpose on the bike (apart from design/looks)?

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Personally I would still feel cheated though if its not closer to 180 than 170.
You said it Doc.
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Can't that beak-thingie be removed? Does it serve any practical purpose on the bike (apart from design/looks)?
The beak is a good tough hard plastic sump guard. I have bashed and scraped it a couple of times pretty good. So unless I get a tougher metal one, I am keeping it on. No other "functional use" I guess.

P.S. Even the WR250 of Ashish Maudgil which I checked out at the IBW has a hard plastic sump guard. Not metal.

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The Sump Guard is the only part of my bike I scraped, and it happened just once due to my not being conscious about the weight of the pillion at the back. Has never happened otherwise.

A gentle reminder from KTM that this bike is not really made to have someone sitting at the back
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Will adjusting the preload mitigate scraping with a pillion? On a friend's KTM I couldn't put the side stand down while sitting on it due to my well-endowed-big-bonedness.
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Will adjusting the preload mitigate scraping with a pillion? On a friend's KTM I couldn't put the side stand down while sitting on it due to my well-endowed-big-bonedness.
To an extent it will. The factory setting of 3 is way too soft. 6 seems ok for me solo, but the bike was close to bottoming out with fully loaded saddlebags on hitting at speed undulating dips in the road. 7 would have been better.
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